Sunday, January 5, 2014

Teaching isn't rocket science?

Read this great article by Ryan Fuller on Slate. I love the quote,"In teaching, a person can be extremely competent, work tirelessly, and still fail miserably, especially in the first few years."


  1. I really enjoyed reading that article too. It's funny that I was just thinking about it this week as I was moving from thinking about comparing complex poetry to untangling a social issue between students to figuring out the best way to teach some new science content.

    I hope your school year is going well. What are you teaching right now?

  2. Hi Emily, happy to hear from you. I am reading Bud, Not buddy with my fifth graders. My 4th graders are doing an author study on Patricia Polacco. She is a great resource for teaching writing. In Massachusetts our state test involves a lengthy writing test which is usually a personal narrative. I also got a grant for The Walking Classroom (mp3 players which come with many lessons downloaded) which I'll blog about soon. Christine